mcavic - 3:14 am on Aug 18, 2006 (gmt 0)
The problem is the blanket monitoring they are doing to INITIALLY DISCOVER who the bad guys are
Yes, that's the problem. The government isn't allowed to go fishing for suspects. They have to start with a specific suspect, and then dig for more concrete evidence.
it is clear to me that modern technology has put extreme weapons within reach of very small minorities... It is also clear to me that there is a great paradox in the idea of surrendering freedom to protect freedom... It ain't easy at all.
Well said. It's that paradox that concerns me. I'm glad that the Bush Administration and the rest of our government is working so hard to keep the country safe. But at the same time, I applaud the Judge's decision in this case.
packeted voice data over IP
By the way, based on my limited experience with Skype and Vonage, I don't think I could distinguish "let's attack Washington DC" from "be back, I'm running to the washing machine".